This BPD lieutenant detective was recently heard complimenting the food and service at the Division 1 Café. The lieutenant detective, who is frequently spotted at the Café, even went so far as to say that the food
has gotten much better since a certain employee started working at the Café two years ago. Who's the lieutenant detective?
Which local food service establishment owner—known for his cleanliness—was recently seen dropping a brownie on the floor, and then putting it back on the dessert tray?? Fortunately, another establishment employee promptly threw the brownie away once the owner turned his back. Who is the owner?
This “A-List” homicide detective was overheard at the Division 1 Café telling her “bestie” that she's still not over a certain someone from her past. Who is she? And who is he?
This “A-List” medical examiner recently made a large donation to the international relief agency Medical Emergency Network of Doctors (M.E.N.D.). When
the organization asked if they could honor her at their annual banquet, the medical examiner in question insisted that her identity be left anonymous. Who's the big-hearted benefactor?
Which long-time BPD tow truck operator was recently given a parking ticket? Known for his strict enforcement of parking regulations, this tow truck operator finally got a
taste of his own medicine. And I don't think he liked it!
Which “D-List” medical examiner (based out of western Mass.) was recently spotted in the Boston Weekly personal ads? This is what Dr. Mystery Man is looking for: “Studly doctor at the very top of his field seeks single wild woman. I'm an immaculate specimen of a man with a strong jaw line and stronger immune system. My dancing abilities have been compared to those of John Travolta on numerous occasions. Seeking one-of-a-kind lady for adventure, companionship, and whirlwind romance.” Will he find it??
Editor's Note: Due to complaints and supposed B.P.D. “Internet Usage Policy,” the “Heard It Through the Grapevine” series has been discontinued until further notice.
Anyone who says grown kids don't suffer from their parents' divorce isn't being truthful. They do suffer. I've got three very important reasons – Jane, Frankie Jr. and Tommy, why I wasn't sure divorce was the right thing to do.
Still I worried.
What would my kids think? Would they feel the family dynamic they'd known their entire lives was something that couldn't work, and endure? Or would they blame their father or me for ruining something they were taught to hold sacred?
I didn't know, but I had to find out.
One night my kids and I
had a great dinner, and an even better discussion on the s
ubject. They admitted they were scared for me, worried I wouldn't find my way, but I assured them that with their help, I'd get through this. We all would. They even mustered up some concern for their father – a man who shall remain nameless on this blog because of all his transgressions. I went through it all – grief,
depression, anxiety, anger, fear, etc. – same as everybody else mourning a loss.
I'm happy my kids can still feel empathy, can still care about their dad, because even though our relationship ended, he's still their father. And the end of the marriage won't ever change that.
Family is family.
There are a lot of ways to show someone that you really care, but in my opinion, making a well-cooked meal is
the best. Feeding someone isn't like giving them money or advice or even time. It's the most basic way of taking care of a person. So a well-cooked meal is actually better than a warm hug! Is there a kinder gesture than fixing dinner for your love
d one? It's a great way to show
him that you really care. And after a bad breakup, what's better than a nice big lasagna? And when a friend loses a loved one, a home-cooked meal can give special comfort … After all, how can you feel empty when you've just eaten a big plate of online casino tuna casserole?!
Welcome to “The Family Business,” my brand new series of blog posts about the ins and outs (and trials and tribulations) of families
… families that work together!
For many years, the Rizzoli family business was plumbing. Whether it was simply a clogged pipe or an entire septic tank replacement, Rizzoli & Sons was there for all of Metro Boston's plumbing needs. Because I was a part of a family business for so long, I know something about how they're run. There are challenges, but there are a lot of advantages to a family business. When the kids were growing up, we were able to teach them the value of har
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r got to spend more time at home. If a problem came up, everyone could pitch in, which only made our family stronger.
As we all know, sometimes in life, stuff happens. My son Frankie Jr. was never really interested
in being a plumber. And then last year, my marriage went down the tubes. But as I always say to the kids, if you get knocked down, get right back up. So nowadays, the Rizzolis have a new “family business”: the Boston Police Department. We may not own the place, but it's where online casino three of us Rizzolis work, and we're in it together!